News Releases, Media Advisories

For Immediate Release:                                                                                  Contact:  Kelly Huff
Nobember 30, 1998                                                                                                           Ron Harris
                                                                                                                                             Sharon Snyder
                                                                                                                                              Ian Stirton

FEC ANNOUNCES WEEKEND AND EXTENDED HOURS

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission has scheduled weekend and extended hours for the Public Records Office to accommodate press and public seeking review of campaign disclosure reports filed by Senate and House candidates, PACs, and political party committees.

From December 3 through December 11 the hours are:

Mondays - Fridays ……………9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday (Dec. 5) …………….10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday (Dec. 6) ………………12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Post-General election reports include financial activity for the period of October 15, 1998, through November 23, 1998, and are due by close of business Thursday, December 3, 1998, if sent by regular mail or hand-delivered. If sent by certified or registered mail, these reports must be postmarked by midnight of the due date. Senate campaigns file their reports with the Secretary of the Senate, who then forwards the reports to the FEC. All other committees file their reports directly with the FEC.

Digital images of campaign finance reports are now available on the FEC Website, www.fec.gov. All 1997-98 cycle reports filed by PACs, political parties, Presidential, and House campaigns are available for viewing on the Web within 48 hours of the reports being received by the FEC.

The Public Records Office is now accepting Visa and Mastercard as method of payment for copying documents and deposits for Public Records accounts. The telephone number for the Public Records Office is (202) 694-1120, or toll-free (800) 424-9530 (extension #3). The FAXline number is 202/501-3413.

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